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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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AT Boots
You may be trying to re-invent the wheel, because the ski industry already has "AT" or Alpine Touring boots. These are like downhill ski boots, but lighter, and with Vibram soles to help...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 24, 9:59am

Plastic Boots
Huzefa: Sitting right next to me as I type is an old pair of leather telemark boots (without the plastic addition). As you said, "ice climbing shoes need a stiff, full-shank sole." I ca...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 24, 5:58am

Plastic Boots
That picture with "WildSnow.com" is from Lou Dawson's web site, and is a VERY old telemark boot with a hacked downhill ski boot added, to give more ankle stiffness, if my memory is co...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 23, 9:08pm

Plastic Boots
I'm no expert, but my impression is that stiff, double plastic boots with overboots are obsolete. The La Sportiva Olympus Mons are not like the old Koflach plastics, they are made of high-tech...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 21, 10:07pm

Flat, frozen bags
For What It's Worth (not much since there are few details): “After the exhausting bout (the cold, black ice was brittle and very hard to penetrate) we stopped atop a large snow mushroom and u...

In GEAR » Is humidity/fog enough to completely collapse down loft?
April 07, 9:33pm

Too light and too heavy
On Robert Falcon Scott's backpacking trip to the South Pole, his food load was too light, the weight of his sledges and other gear was too heavy, and his skill set was too weak.

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
March 13, 8:58pm

Re: "Wolverines!"
Re: "...driving all the pest bears to Nevada. A win-win :-)" Please don't send any more bears to those of us in Nevada. Just the other day I was telling my young nephew how this old...

In Other Activities » Wolverines!
March 05, 5:47pm

More heat at altitude?
Richard, I am no expert, but if you're saying the body produces more heat at alititude, that doesn't feel right to my subjective gut feelings. "After mixing with water vapour and expi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bag warmth vs. Altitude @ same temp.
February 08, 11:27pm

Another Variable?
Is it possible that it is more difficult for the body to oxidize food in a low-oxygen environment, and thus more difficult to generate heat, the higher the altitude? In the early 1980s, John Roske...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bag warmth vs. Altitude @ same temp.
February 08, 8:55pm

Sub 2 lb hike
Being a multi-faceted genius, I read it once and committed it to my photographic memory, then re-typed it. P.S., I also sell land in the desert that I guarantee will become waterfront property whe...

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 24, 8:34pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm